Jeff Vincent January 6, 1994 Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

(Phone: 202/358-1898) RELEASE: 94-3 NASA ADMINISTRATOR ANNOUNCES MANAGEMENT CHANGES NASA Administrator Daniel S. Goldin announced today a number of management appointments and organization structural changes at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC and at various NASA field centers. "These appointments and realignments will enhance and strengthen the agency's programs and institutions," Goldin said. "They will affect NASA science, technology, research facilities and major programs, as well as the agency's Advisory Committee structure. All will benefit. "The appointments and the emphasis they bring to their respective areas of expertise are in keeping with the President's goal to make government less expensive and more efficient, and to reinvigorate NASA." NEW CENTER DIRECTORS Ames Research Center Dr. Ken K. Munechika has been appointed Director of the Ames Research Center, Mountain View, Calif. He has been serving as the Executive Director of the Office of Space Industry of the State of Hawaii. He previously held a number of key management and technical positions during a distinguished 31-year Air Force career. His last Air Force

assignment was as Senior Commander of the Onizuka Air Force Base, Sunnyvale, Calif.

- More -2Dr. Dale Compton, the present director of Ames, plans to retire on Jan. 28. Goldin said that Compton will be working with Munechika to affect a smooth transition. "The Ames Research Center will continue to play a major role in aeronautics becoming, along with the Langley Research Center, a Center of Excellence for Aeronautics," Goldin said. "These centers will provide an essential function supporting the U.S. aeronautics industry in maintaining a competitive edge and an advanced and far-reaching research capability." Dryden Flight Research Facility Effective March 1, 1994, the Dryden Flight Research Facility will be established as a separate entity, and will no longer be a part of the Ames Research Center. Kenneth J. Szalai, who currently heads Dryden as a deputy director of Ames, has been appointed as the new director of Dryden, reporting directly to Wesley Harris, Associate Administrator for Aeronautics. Goldin said that Szalai "will develop a timely transition plan to reflect the establishment of Dryden as a separate entity with responsibility for all functions related to its management. "Operating as a separate facility, Dryden will be able to support the agency's aeronautics and space programs in a streamlined manner, by working directly to serve each of the research and flight centers," Goldin said. He said that Dryden will work with the centers and aerospace community customers to formulate and implement flight research and test programs and streamline program execution. Project reporting lines will directly link the centers and the NASA Headquarters offices that Dryden supports. "This change reflects the commitment on the part of NASA to reduce layers of management and empower operating

organizations to carry out their mission with maximum benefit to the country. It fully supports the fundamental principles to 'reinvent government,' the Administrator said. Johnson Space Center Dr. Carolyn Huntoon has been appointed Director of the Johnson Space Center, Houston, Tex. She has served as the Director of Space and Life Sciences at the Johnson Space Center since 1987. Previously she was the Associate Director of the center, assisting the Director and Deputy Director in its management.

- More -3Huntoon joined the Johnson Space Center in 1970 as a Senior Research Physiologist and was responsible for conducting research programs in the area of medical endocrinology and biochemistry. She is a pioneer in human life science research, having created and supervised projects in the Apollo, Skylab, Apollo-Soyuz, and Space Shuttle programs. She is the author of numerous technical papers and a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association and the American Astronautical Society. Huntoon is a recipient of the Arthur S. Fleming Award, the National Civil Service League Career Achievement Award for her work as a federal civil servant and numerous other awards. She received her doctorate degree from Baylor University, College of Medicine, in 1968. Marshall Space Flight Center G.P. (Porter) Bridwell has been appointed Director of the Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Ala. The current Director, Thomas (Jack) J. Lee, will become the agency's Special Assistant for Access to Space. Bridwell served most recently as Deputy Manager of the Space Station Redesign Team and as a leader of the U.S.-Russian Space Station feasibility study this past

summer. He has had a distinguished career with NASA since 1962. He previously served as Manager of the Shuttle Projects Office where he directed the Space Shuttle project activities assigned to the Marshall Space Flight Center, including the Space Shuttle main engine, External Tank, Redesigned Solid Rocket Motor, Solid Rocket Booster, Advanced Solid Rocket Motor, related systems and test activities and activities at the Michoud Assembly Facility. Bridwell managed the performance of the Marshall Space Flight Center and industry contractors in the planning, design, engineering, integration, development, production testing, delivery and operations of Space Shuttle elements furnished to the center, ensuring that cost, schedule and performance goals were met. "Under Mr. Bridwell's direction," Goldin said, "Marshall's major role will be as the Center of Excellence for propulsion and providing access to space for the nation. The restoration of an active and vital launch capability is essential to the nation's future activities in space."

- More -4Lewis Research Center Donald J. Campbell has been appointed Director of the Lewis Research Center, Cleveland, Oh. Campbell currently serves as Director of Science and Technology in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, Washington, D.C., an appointment he has held since April, 1992. He was responsible for monitoring the Air Force science and technology program, and other selected research, development, technology and engineering programs. Campbell earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Ohio Northern University in 1959 and a master's degree in the same subject in 1974 from Ohio State University. He has completed several management courses at the Brookings Institution. He began his government career in July, 1960 as a test engineer for gas turbine engines and

engine components in the Air Force Aero Propulsion Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Oh. He worked as a project engineer and later as a program manager for advanced air breathing propulsion systems. Campbell has extensive experience in large and small aircraft propulsion systems, ramjet engines, aerospace power systems and fuels and lubricants. He was appointed Director of the Aero Propulsion and Power Laboratory, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, in January, 1990. He served as the senior civilian executive of the laboratory, responsible for power and propulsion research and development technology activities for future Air Force systems. Campbell was the first civilian director of aeronautics propulsion and power technology since 1928, and only the second civilian to serve in that capacity. He is a native of Ohio. "Under Mr. Campbell's direction, the Lewis Research Center will fulfill a vital need as the nation's Center of Excellence for advanced air breathing propulsion systems in support of America's Aeronautics industry." Goldin said. KEY APPOINTMENTS AT NASA HEADQUARTERS Associate Deputy Administrator (Technical) Michael I. Mott has been appointed Associate Deputy Administrator (Technical). He will report to the Administrator and provide independent technical analyses in the conceptual and formulative stages of programs. In addition, he will support on-going reviews of major programmatic and institutional issues. - More -5Mott previously served as the Director for New Initiatives and Concept Development for General Research Corporation. He has served on numerous NASA civil space panels and review groups. These include the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing and Repair Mission Review Group, the Space Station Redesign Team, the NASA Administrator's Vision

Panel, the Tethered Satellite System Prelaunch Review Group and the Mission Review Group for Satellite Rescue, Servicing and Repair. Mott served with distinction in the United States Marine Corps. Following graduation from the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School, he was assigned as a test project officer at the Naval Air Test Center, participating and flying in 89 major test projects. He also served as the Deputy Director of the Technical Support Group for the Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Naval Warfare), the Director of the Aviation Development Tactics and Evaluation Department at Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron-One and as a panel member of the Naval Research Advisory Committee. A native of Nashville, Tenn., Mott is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and holds a master of science degree from the University of Southern California. Special Assistant for Access to Space Thomas (Jack) J. Lee has been appointed Special Assistant for Access to Space. Making the appointment, Goldin said that Lee "will be responsible for leading NASA efforts to help define a technology program for the future that will help the United States retain its leadership in space. This technology is critical to ensuring the retention of the nation's continuing access to space." Goldin said that with his experience as Marshall Space Flight Center director, Lee " brings the leadership and skills that are so essential to this position." Associate Administrator for Mission to Planet Earth Dr. Charles F. Kennel, from the University of California at Los Angeles, has been appointed as the Associate Administrator for Mission to Planet Earth. Kennel has a long and distinguished career in space science. He received an A.B. from Harvard College in 1959, and a Ph.D. in Astrophysical Sciences from Princeton University in 1964. He has been a tenured member of the UCLA Department of Physics since 1967, and was its chairman from 1983 to 1986. He became a member of UCLA's Institute of Geophysics and Planetary Physics in 1971, and is an Associate Director of UCLA's Institute for Plasma Physics and Fusion Research.

- More -6Kennel has been a Fulbright scholar, a Guggenheim scholar, and a Fairchild Professor at the California Institute of Technology. He is a fellow of the American Geophysical Union, the American Physical Society, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics and the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Chief Scientist for Mission to Planet Earth Dr. Mark Abbott has been named Chief Scientist of the Office of Mission to Planet Earth. Abbott has been serving as a Professor of the College of Oceanic and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University. Abbott has played an active role in the Earth Observing System since 1989. He has served in the College of Oceanographic and Atmospheric Sciences since 1988, at The Scripps Institute of Oceanography and earlier as a member of the Oceanographic Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Director, Wind Tunnel Program Office Lawrence J. Ross, formerly Director of the Lewis Research Center, has been appointed as the Director of the Wind Tunnel Program Office, reporting to the Office of the Administrator. Goldin said that NASA's test facilities are "critical to the country's aeronautics research program and the retention of America's leadership in aeronautics. The aeronautics industry accounts for a million high quality jobs throughout the United States." Ross, he said, "will be responsible for laying out a bold and innovative facility program to support the research needed for the next two decades." SPACE STATION PROGRAM ANNOUNCEMENTS Noting that the Space Station Program has been expanded to include Phase I Shuttle-Mir missions, Phase II United States-Russian activities and the Phase III International

Space Station, the Administrator announced several key appointments in the program. Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Station Wilbur C. Trafton has been appointed Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Station. Prior to joining NASA, he was president of Micro Research Industries, a computer systems integration and software development company in Alexandria, VA. - More -7Trafton retired as a Captain from the United States Navy in October, 1992 and last served as the Assistant Chief of Staff for Plans and Policy, U.S. Pacific Fleet. In this position he coordinated international military and diplomatic negotiations with Pacific Rim nations, including Russia. He planned and managed the withdrawal of all U.S. Naval forces from the Philippines. Trafton has held a number of other key command and management positions in the Navy and with the Department of Defense. Born in Tela, Honduras, he holds a master of science degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. Space Station Program Manager Goldin said that the increase in the responsibilities of the Deputy Associate Administrator for Space Station has required a corresponding increase in the duties of the Program Office at the Johnson Space Center. As a result, Randy Brinkley has been assigned as the Space Station Program Manager, with the responsibilities for management of all United States-Russian activities. He will be charged with working with Russia in implementing the United States-Russian activities for Phase I and Phase II, and working with international partners and Russia "to ensure implementation of the International Space Station," Goldin said. Brinkley was mission director for the recent Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Mission (STS-61).

Manager of Technical Activities Captain William Shepherd, USN, will continue in his current capacity as the manager for all technical activities related to the International Space Station, reporting to Brinkley. "This management structure will enable Captain Shepherd to focus his expertise on the continued design, development, and assembly of the Space Station," the Administrator said. Deputy Program Manager for Business Daniel C. Tam has been assigned as the Deputy Program Manager for Business in the Space Station Program Office at the Johnson Space Center. Serving in this capacity he will be responsible for all the business management operations for the Space Station Program.

- More -8Tam has spent practically all of his professional career at TRW. He received a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering, and a masters degree in economics from the University of California at Davis and a Masters degree in business administration from UCLA. Since starting at TRW in 1975, Tam has held a number of key management positions. In January, 1993 Tam was named as the Manager of Acquisitions for the Space and Technology Group and was responsible for subcontracts, purchasing, proposal operations, facilities contracts, procurement review and system support, as well as the Small and Disadvantaged Business Office in the Space and Electronics Group. NEW LEADERSHIP FOR NASA ADVISORY COUNCIL Dr. Bradford W. Parkinson has been appointed head of the NASA Advisory Council. Parkinson was the original Program Director of the Defense Department's Global Positioning Satellite System. He has a broad background in guidance, control, astrodynamics, simulation, avionics,

navigation and software engineering. He is currently a Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford University. Dr. Parkinson is also leading a Stanford research group that is developing innovative uses of the Global Positioning Satellite for aviation applications. Parkinson received his Ph.D. in aeronautics and astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Stanford. He was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and is a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He was awarded the Royal Institute of Navigation's Gold Medal and has received the Kirschner Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. Parkinson has authored more than 50 papers on the subjects of guidance, navigation, and control. The Advisory Council and its related committees provide advice and counsel to the Administrator on NASA's programs and policies. Parkinson has most recently served as a member of the Advisory Committee on the Redesign of the Space Station and the Hubble Space Telescope Review Committee. Anne L. Accola has been appointed Staff Director of the NASA Advisory Council. Accola received a bachelor of science degree from Colorado State University and a master of science degree in computer science from the University of Wisconsin. She has extensive experience in NASA, serving in a number of key technical and management positions since joining NASA in 1967. - More -9"I am extremely pleased with the quality of these appointments," said Goldin. "Their willingness to serve clearly shows that outstanding scientists, engineers, and managers, as in the early days of our Nation's space program, are willing to join NASA to help ensure America's leadership in space and aeronautics, and to help NASA return to the future." - end -